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Revolution in Governments

Ahead of the 2019 general election, the political climate in Nigeria has witnessed what can be best described as a revolution, with the increasing number of the younger generation who have expressed an interest in running for various elective positions.

From the State House of Assembly to the governorship position and from the National Assembly to the Presidency, the youth feel the time has come for the old breed of politicians to give way for a new crop of leaders who will change the narrative of the country.

In the past years, Nigeria has suffered from quite a number of setbacks- from harsh economic realities to widespread insecurity and from youth restiveness owing largely to unemployment to corruption in high places.

But the younger generation wants a positive change. They are pushing for transformation, with the formation of political parties and movements. It is time for the status quo to change.

On Saturday, November 10, at a gathering in Lagos, music star, Olubankole Wellington, 37, amid cheers from supporters, especially from the music industry, declared his intentions to run for the Federal House of Representatives in the 2019 general election.

The gathering was the debut convention of the Modern Democratic Party, a political party founded in 2017 by a group of youth associations which pushed for the Not Too Young To Run bill.

The Nigerian musician, who is known for his strong advocacy and unrelenting passion for voter education said that there is every need for a transformation in the body polity of the nation.